Shetland is the perfect place to study courses offered by our Cultural Studies Section. There is a wealth of cultural and natural heritage for you to draw on and be inspired by. Aside from the rich archaeological remains and bountiful wildlife, our unique dialect and wealth of cultural and craft heritage will leave you spellbound. Subjects include archaeology, Scottish history, politics, culture and heritage.

Why study Humanities at Shetland College UHI?

  • Access to highly qualified specialist staff from around the Highlands and Islands
  • Students become familiar with advanced communication techniques, which are themselves valuable transferable skills
  • Courses have a large amount of self-directed study and the flexibility to fit around existing work and family commitments
  • Courses allow you to move between full-time and part-time study according to your circumstances
  • Courses allow you to aim for an MLitt, but with the option of certificated interim exit points


Click here to see what courses are available at Shetland College.

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Head of Section, Dr Simon Clarke, is one of the country's leading champions in the use of video conferencing in teaching and has won awards from the University of the Highlands and Islands' Student Association for his efforts.


  • Video conference (VC) facilities with state-of-the-art touch screen controls and large flat screen monitors
  • Our Head of Section is one of the country's leading exponents of VC use in teaching and has won awards from our student association for VC teaching and coursework feedback

Our courses are 'networked', which means that you have access to highly qualified specialist staff throughout the Highland and Islands through video conference and the online Virtual Learning Environment.  The benefit of this kind of teaching is great; students will 'join' your class from across the region, bringing a wealth and variety of knowledge to the classroom, and you can fit the online part of the course around other commitments.

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